Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What's New?

Okay, I've been lazy....REALLY lazy. But, we have some friends coming to stay with us this weekend from out of state, and I need to Spring clean something fierce. Have you been slacking so that you can sew too?
I made these blocks to catch up in the Sew Kid at Heart Bee.
And, made these little notecards for Solidia with scraps from her block above.
I guess that doesn't really LOOK lazy, but the next photo will tell the truth about my week...
I just finished off this little box while talking to you...don't tell Titus...they were really his cookies :(

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Snails and Puppy Dog Tails!

That's what little boys are made of.....and it looks like we'll be having another BOY!

Our ultrasound confirmed yesterday that baby is in fact going to add to the Eldridge basketball team that my husband would no-doubt love matching jerseys for :) I'm so excited that Titus will have a little brother. And, don't worry, I was just lazy enough to not make any little dresses for myself, so I'm definitely not sitting and sniffling about the frilly bloomers that "could have been" :) hee hee!

What this does mean, is that my whole nursery idea for a boy just took effect and I'm ready to get my spiderweb quilt work-in-progress ready-to-quilt. I just need a great paint color for the walls...hmmm....

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Little Dresses

Well, I won't lie...I have little bitty dresses on the brain. And I figured it wouldn't hurt to go ahead and make a few, since there's another baby boom in our friends and far ALL girls :)

I saw Amy Butler's "Little Stitches for Little Ones" when I was on a date with my hubby at Barnes & Noble recently. This book is FULL of adorable handmade baby ideas that are numbered 1-4 for difficulty. It also comes with a pocket full of patterns.

My first attempt is going to be the "Easy Empire-waist Top" on p.75

Have any of YOU used this pattern/book? Any tips??

I'm going to start with Heather Bailey's new "Nicey Jane" fabrics in aqua and yellow...LOVE 'em. I'll let you know how it all comes out!